Our mission: to enlighten and to entertain

The Griffin

Duo’s dedication pays off

Will Behm, Staff writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on RedditPin on PinterestPrint this page
Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang

wilson-website

Wilson Gao

It all comes down to chemistry for varsity badminton players freshman Wilson Gao and sophomore Andrew Wang.
“We can just sense wherever each other are, and that’s chemistry, true chemistry, you can’t trade that for anything,” Gao said.
Gao and Wang show great commitment inside and out of school, constantly training.
“They’ve trained a lot together, they both go to the Loch Raven Badminton Club,” varsity coach Sharon Spangenberg said.
Their hard work has been reflected in their play. Wang and Gao went undefeated and brought home a county championship, yet they still believe they can improve.
“We’re not that good with the school birdies. It’s still an adjustment for us since we’ve been playing for such a long time. We usually play with light feather birdies and they move at different speeds,” Wang said.
Gao’s sister was a former student and player at the school, yet Gao simply doesn’t feel as if he’s following in her footsteps.
“I don’t feel like I’m following my sister’s steps to be honest. She took badminton in a less serious way then I did,” Gao said. “In her senior year I was able to beat her in singles and I was in the 6th grade at the time.”

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports Column

    Sports degree in college doesn’t add up

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Pan-American visit reaps bounties

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Athlete of the Week

    Positivity drives captain

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Photo Gallery

    Sharp intellect propels sophomore to victory

  • Features

    Yes, dressing for game day does make a difference

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Lions Notebook: Week of Feb. 13

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Changing culture of male athletes’ locker rooms

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Despite new tech, concussions remain, leave lasting impacts

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Determined to succeed

  • Duo’s dedication pays off

    Sports

    Spectator turned star